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#1 User is offline   klytia 

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:15 AM

This movie was presented at the composites conference I just attended, Dr Jim Sutter from Nasa, gave a presentation and said that this movie had been just made by his team and sent over to Skywalker sound labs, it's just been released onto the tube, now get those ATV's going and crank the sound up.
I especially liked the speed readout and the sound barrier break through. The ultimate ride.......

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 09:25 AM

Wow that's cool mick
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:25 PM

You can see a couple of chunks falling past the wing and body of the shuttle, close call.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:48 PM

That was an interesting commentary from the good Doctor, he described the 10" stainless steel bolts that hold the shuttle down been blown with explosive charges, (you can hear a loud bang just prior to lift off) to the description to the insulation falling past the carbon, carbon leading edge of the shuttle wing.
He did say after the re-entry disaster, one of the engineers publicly said that it was impossible for the carbon, carbon leading edge to be breached by the insulation material. He (the engineer) now, no longer is employed with NASA.
Jim's whole presentation was a real Keynote like I've never heard before, from the different composite parts used in the shuttle program and now the Russian rocket program, to the running commentary through out the movie. There was so much more to add through out but you have picked up on one of the interesting points, another tidbit, was the view you can see from the rocket booster, you can see the other booster after they separate every now and then, also the launch site from the ground with the vapor trail coming up from the ground....

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

Amazing footage. How did the video cameras survive??
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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

They used iPad Ken's :yahoo:
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:28 AM

Ha ha.
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:20 PM

Just got round to watching that, Mick. Amazing.

And judging by the number of tiles falling off the shuttle, I'm not surprised they pulled the program! You never see bits falling off the Starship Enterprise ...

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